Kids Need Immunizations Shots Before School Starts

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reminds parents of young children that certain immunizations are required before they can enter school this fall.

"Childhood diseases can have serious, potentially deadly consequences," said Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state's Chief Medical Officer and the Director of Public Health. "It's important that kids get their shots not just because school requires them, but because it protects their health."

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Students must be protected by immunizations against the following diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox.

According to Barbara Ludwig, Immunization Program Manager for DHHS, kindergarteners, 7th graders, and all out-of-state transfer students (regardless of the grade) need:

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